The Winemaking Process
How it Works at the Cellar Door
Once you have chosen your wine, you simply mix the juice, yeast and bentonite.
Wait 4-8 weeks (depends on wine choice).
When you return for your second visit, bottle, cork, label and capsule your wine! Dress it up with a custom label, or even put your wine on tap.
When cellaring your wine there are a few important things to remember:
Now comes the Fun Part...
- Store your wine upright for the first 2-4 days,
- then lay it on its side for long-term storage so wine and cork stay in contact.
- Maintain a consistent temperature!
The ideal temperature range is between 10°C(50°F) and 15°C(60°F).
Temperature fluctuations or bright lights can compromise the quality of your wine. A dark room, closet or cupboard under the stairs will do just fine.
Aging your Wine...
All wines are different, however, here are some guidelines.
|Red||6-9 months||3-4 years|
|White||2-4 months||2-3 years|
Selection Limited Edition, International & Original Series
|Red||3-6 months||1-3 years|
|White||2-3 months||1-2 years|
World Vineyard Collection & Vinters Reserve
|Red||2 months||1 year|
|White||1 month||1 year|
|All Varieties||immediate||1 year|